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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 3, 2012 4:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

It's the effect of the baby boom generation. When we were that age and we wanted to party, everything stayed open later so we could party. When we got too old to party into the wee hours, suddenly none of the venues were open that late anyway. I remember wondering at one point, years ago already, if I had imagined that concerts used to go much later and be much wilder ... when did we start filing out politely at 11:00, with all the house lights up? It must have been around the same time they banned smoking, but before cell phones.
sorry for the early morning geezer reminiscences.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: May 3, 2012 4:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

Sadly, curfews were already in place by the time I hit the age of concert attendence.I have never seen any concert that I can remember that wasn't over by midnight at the latest. And midnight was the exception. most were over by 11 - 11:30. This was all bands, not just GD. This was mid 80s thru early 90s. i seem to remember there being shows at the Spectrum that started at 7PM instead of 7:30 or 8PM due to curfew concerns. Weren't there a couple of years where shows at Merriweather started @ 6PM for the same reasons? or was I dosed??

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: May 3, 2012 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

Actually I saw moe. a few years ago at the House of Blues in Boston, there was an opening act and moe. took the stage at 9:15 and played until 1:45am with a set break, it was long but a hell of a lot of fun. I am not sure if the HOB allows this all the time I know beantown has a 2:00am last call but it was kinds cool. I saw the Balck Crowes there 8 months later and they only played until 11 but they came on at 7 and had a set break and encore so who knows but everywhere else I have seen show (can't do the festivals anymore the 40year old back cannot camp anymore and I have become too accustomed to the comforts of my home! hahahahaha) there has been somesort of a curfew, saw Govt' Mule at Hamptpon Beach they went of stage at 1am and saw the DSO and they did not go off until 12:45-1 am so maybe some venues allow and some don't

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Poster: adks12020 Date: May 3, 2012 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

I'm an age where most "larger" shows (ie. arenas, amphitheaters, big theaters, etc.) have been saddled with 1100pm-12am curfews my whole concert going life as well. The only shows I've ever seen that went later were in bars and clubs that held less than 1,000 people. I've seen many shows in those types of venues that went until 2-3am (saw P-Funk play until 430am once years ago).

Small venues are awesome anyway. I go to a few big concerts a year but most of my live music time is spent at bars, clubs, and small theaters. The shows are longer, more interactive, and a heck of a lot cheaper. I saw The Greyboy Allstars twice last weekend for a total of $30...5 sets and over 5.5 hours of music for $30! And they played until about 1am both nights (exact end time is questionable since the Brooklyn Brewery supplies very cheap alcohol by NYC standards). I'll take it.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 3, 2012 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

Folks, there are plenty of fests where there are late night shows that go one all freaking night. While I agree re curfews/unions and other issues at major concert venues, there is a plenty of live music that gets played in the wee hours ... other than arb, did folks forget how to poke around?

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Poster: adks12020 Date: May 3, 2012 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

That's why I mentioned bars and clubs. Fests, for me, are mostly a non-starter these days. They are expensive and I only get so many days of vacation, most of which I choose to spend with my girlfriend who loves live music but isn't too keen on the camping for four days without a shower thing(I do go to at least one fest per year with friends).

As a regular thing, bars, clubs and small theaters are the places to get shows that go late. I've seen at least 10 shows that went from 830-9pm to 2-3am in the past 6 months in my home city in upstate New York. They were all small though (at most a couple hundred people).

I've never seen a show at an arena or amphitheater that went more than a little later than midnight unless it was New Years Eve...and I've seen hundreds of large shows like that. The venues just don't allow it.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 4, 2012 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

Free on Sunday?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 3, 2012 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

Yeah.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: May 3, 2012 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: reply to the mindset idea

I do remember when I lived in S.F. that a club let whom ever was playing to go on until their set was finished.What they did was to issue a last call then they removed all glasses from the tables.While they were clearing the tables the music went on till it's rightful end. I think the name of the club was The Old Waldorf,since that I've rarely been to a show that went on.One exception of course was Tuna at the Ritz and they did play till about 3:30am.